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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality of being absurd or inconsistent with obvious truth, reason, or sound judgment.
  • n. That which is absurd; an absurd action; a logical contradiction.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or quality of being absurd or inconsistent with obvious truth, reason, or sound judgment; want of rationality or common sense: as, the absurdity of superstition; absurdity of conduct.
  • n. That which is absurd; an absurd action, statement, argument, custom, etc.: as, the absurdities of men; your explanation involves a gross absurdity.
  • n. Synonyms Absurdness, silliness, unreasonableness, self-contradiction, preposterousness, inconsistency. See folly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a message whose content is at variance with reason
  • n. a ludicrous folly

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